Dr. Susan A. Chapman is faculty at Healthforce Center at UCSF. She is a professor at the UCSF School of Nursing’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and faculty in the master’s and doctoral programs in Health Policy at the UCSF School of Nursing. She is also faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF.
Dr. Chapman’s scholarly work focuses on health workforce research, health policy analysis, and program evaluation. Her workforce research emphasizes the long-term care workforce, behavioral health providers and scope of practice, and emerging and expanded roles for community health workers, promotores, and peer support providers. She estimates about 400 hours of teaching and mentoring per year for master’s and doctoral students, post docs, and junior faculty.
Dr. Chapman has served with the School of Nursing’s Master’s Program Council, advisory boards for local workforce organizations, statewide community colleges and governmental agencies, and national organizations to help shape workforce development and policy. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Chapman worked at Kaiser Permanente and Mount Zion Hospital and Health System.
Dr. Chapman earned her bachelor’s of science from the University of Iowa, master’s of science from Boston College, master’s of public health from Boston University, and doctorate in health services and policy analysis from UC Berkeley.